This Week in Parasitism (general)
TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and present a case study each episode for your solution.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review a multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis caused by the single-celled coccidian parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis.

The day after recording this episode, ProMedMail reported that the outbreak of cyclosporiasis had spread to Texas.

Links for this episode:

Contact

Send your questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twip@twiv.tv

Subscribe (free)

Subscribe to TWiP (free) in iTunes, by the RSS feed or by email

Direct download: TWiP057.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson meet with Judith Straimer and Marcus Lee to discuss their method for site-specific genome editing in Plasmodium falciparumusing zinc finger nucleases.

Right-click to download TWiP #46 (46 MB .mp3, 64 minutes).

Links for this episode:

Contact

Send your questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twip@twiv.tv.

Direct download: TWiP046.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

Vincent and Dickson review Wuchereria bancrofti, the nematode that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.

Direct download: TWiP025.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

1